Our pediatric psychiatrist offers tips for being a good role model and helping your child get the most out of playing sports.
People often associate concussions in youth sports with football. But the problem goes far beyond America’s most popular sport. Discover the truth about concussions in young male — and female — athletes.
We all know that nutrition is important for your child’s growth and development. But your child’s growth — particularly height — also depends on bone growth plates. When those growth plates become damaged through a sports-related injury or accident, they not only can be painful but also can affect how well and how long your … Read More
Parents, medical staff and coaches need to work together to ensure the optimal health of your young athlete.
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Participation in sports can play an important role in the lives of children diagnosed with ADHD. Physical activities can improve social skills, enhance coordination and increase a child’s self-esteem.
Lunch is a vital meal for athletic children because it’s often the last meal they have before an after-school practice and will affect their energy and performance.
Trampolines are popular among kids and adults – but they’re dangerous. From 2002 to 2011, trampoline injuries contributed to more than 1 million emergency department visits in the United States. With an influx of indoor trampoline parks springing up nationwide, trampoline-related injuries may continue to soar. Trampolines not advised Whether kids are supervised at an indoor … Read More
For kids with a heart rhythm disorder called long Q-T syndrome, or LQTS, sports are not usually an option. That may change soon. A new study finds playing competitive, organized sports may be safer for these children than originally thought. Researchers studied more than 100 children with LQTS, a rare inherited arrhythmia disorder that affects … Read More
Girls all over America watched gymnast Gabby Douglas flip and spin across the Olympic mat a couple years ago, dreaming they might one day reach that level of elite gymnastics. But competitive gymnastics brings with it significant risk for injury, including strains and sprains as well as stress fractures to the back, wrists and ankles. … Read More
In so many ways, children are more flexible than adults – and this includes their bones. Because their bones haven’t fully hardened and are still growing, children are vulnerable to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture. Growth plates are areas of developing cartilage tissue near the ends of long bones, and these are … Read More